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What's the story?

In some cases words fail. In other transcendent matches, they're unnecessary

Updated: January 30, 2012, 1:54 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

"What can you say?" asked Patrick McEnroe, and silence was the answer. Nothing could be said. This was deep in the fifth hour of that Djokovic-Nadal Australian Open final, and description or analysis or even thought seemed useless in the face of what was happening. The best moments in sports defy language.

Sometimes the story is so good you can't even tell it.

Or so bad. Thus, a storytelling flyover this week, about legend-making and revisionism, back-pedaling and product ...

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